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Morning Notes

The “Hoop-La” sculpture in front of Capital One’s Tysons headquarters (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Police Continue Traffic Enforcement Campaign — “Between April 22 and 28, the Fairfax County Police Department worked in conjunction with the Virginia State Police (VSP) and raised the bar by issuing over 6,500 citations and warnings, with over 200 citations for reckless driving on our roadways…Wave three of Road Shark will commence on June 17.” [FCPD]

Family of Woman Killed in Shooting Starts Fundraiser — “Kate Laporta was one of eight cousins in Zubrick’s family that were closest to him in age. But earlier this month, she was shot and killed — with Laporta’s boyfriend charged in her killing…To honor her memory, the cousins have launched an online fundraiser. They say the money collected will go into [college] savings plans for Laporta’s children.” [NBC4]

Transformer Catches Fire in Reston — “Around 10:35am, #FCFRD units responded to a transformer fire at a mid-rise building in the 2200 blk of Colts Neck Rd in Reston. Units were dispatched for an explosion from a ground transformer. The fire was quickly brought under control. No reported injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

New Apartments Open Near Huntington Metro — “Aventon Huntington Station…officially opened March 15, according to Kevin Pinckney, senior business manager at Willow Bridge Property Company-Mid-Atlantic. The 366-unit complex is tentatively planning to hold a grand opening ceremony Aug. 8, he said.” [On the MoVe]

Tysons Has Highest Apartment Rents in Region — “Apartment rental rates in Tysons were at the top of the heap in the Washington region in April, according to new data. With an overall median rental price of $2,566 ($2,334 for one-bedroom units, $2,798 for two bedrooms), the Tysons area led 33 different sub-sectors of the D.C. metro area over the past month.” [Gazette Leader]

D.C. Region Celebrates Asian Heritage Month — “Throughout the month of May, several communities across the D.C. area plan to host a series of captivating festivals, each showcasing the diverse traditions and customs of different Asian cultures.” Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrations will include festivals in Chantilly and Old Town Fairfax. [WTOP]

It’s Thursday — Expect sunshine and a high of 91 degrees during the day, accompanied by a light west wind blowing at 3 to 7 mph. The evening will bring partly cloudy skies and a low of about 64 degrees, with calm winds shifting to come from the northeast at approximately 6 mph after midnight. [NWS]